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Economy, job creation on House agenda Wednesday.

The House of Representatives is scheduled to various committee meetings on Wednesday with a wide range of issues being discussed, including sessions on job creation, consumer legislation, small business tax initiatives and incentives for home energy retrofits.

Full descriptions of topics and legislator comments about the issues can be accessed through the Committees section of the House of Representatives <a href="http://www.house.gov/house/CommitteeWWW.shtml" target="_blank">web site</a>.

<strong>Full Committee </strong>meetings include:

<strong>Joint Economic</strong>&nbsp;at 1:00 p.m. on how to promote job creation, with Department witnesses

<strong>Energy & Commerce</strong>&nbsp;at 10:00 a.m. for markup of pending consumer legislation - H.R. 3993, Calling Card Consumer Protection Act, amended, and H.R. 3655, Bereaved Consumer's Bill of Rights Act of 2009, amended

<strong>Small Business</strong>&nbsp;at 1:00 p.m. on tax initiatives that promote small business growth

<strong>Rules</strong>&nbsp;at 3:00 p.m. on H.R. 5019 - The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act

<strong>Armed Services</strong>&nbsp;at 10:00 a.m. - developments in security and stability in Afghanistan with Department witnesses.

<strong>Judiciary</strong>&nbsp;at 10:15 a.m. on oversight of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

<strong>Veterans' Affairs</strong>&nbsp;at 10:00 a.m. on examining the physical and psychological health effects of the Vietnam War on veterans with Department and public witnesses.

<strong>Natural Resources</strong>&nbsp;at 10:00 a.m. on markup of pending resources legislation which includes:

H.R. 4349 "Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2009"

H.R. 2889 "Oregon Caves National Monument Boundary Adjustment Act of 2009"

H.R. 4438 "San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Leasing and Boundary Expansion Act of 2010"

H.R. 4491 "Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act"

H.R. 4493 "Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Management Enhancement Act of 2010"

H.R. 3511 "Marianas Trench Marine National Monument Visitor Facility Authorization Act of 2009"

H.RES. 1254 (Doc Hastings): Directing the Secretary of the Interior to transmit to the House of Representatives certain information relating to the Secretary's Treasured Landscape Initiative, potential designation of National Monuments, and High Priority Land-Rationalization Efforts.

<strong>Subcommittee meetings include: </strong>

<strong>Education & Labor</strong>&nbsp;at 10:30 a.m. - Health, Emplo <script src="http://www.ibtimes.com/../plugins/editor/jscripts/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js" type="text/javascript"></script> yment, Labor, and Pensions Subc. On H.R. 3721 - Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. Public witnesses. 2175 RHOB.

<strong>Judiciary </strong>at 2:00 p.m. - Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subc. On proposals to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. 2141 RHOB.

<strong>Science & Technology</strong>&nbsp;at 10:00 a.m. - Space and Aeronautics Subc. On mitigating the impact of volcanic ash clouds on aviation. Dept. and public witnesses. 2318 RHOB.

<strong>Transportation & Infrastructure</strong>&nbsp;at 11:00 a.m. - Highways and Transit Subc. On assessing the implementation and impacts of clean truck programs at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. Public witnesses. 2167 RHOB.
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